Rutgers University

Rutgers University Libraries

Technical and Automated Services
http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/researchers/ru_open_access_journals
United States

Primary Contact:
Grace Agnew
Associate University Librarian for Digital Library Systems
848-445-5909

Program Overview

The Rutgers University Libraries support and enrich the instructional, research, and public service missions of the University through the stewardship of scholarly information and the delivery of information services. Our repository and publishing services contribute to the development of new knowledge through archiving, preserving, and publishing the results of scholarly inquiry, including ETDs, journals, and datasets.

Year publishing activities began: 2005

Organization: services are distributed across library units/departments

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (0.5); paraprofessional staff (1.5)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (90); grants (10)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2016:

Library publications in 2016: campus-based faculty driven journals (4); journals produced under contract/MOU for external groups (1); technical/research reports (2); databases (4); ETDs (1040)

Number of open access titles: journals (4); monographs ()

Number of paid titles: journals (); monographs ()

Number of hybrid titles: journals (); monographs ()

Media formats: text; images; audio; video; data

Disciplinary specialties: Psychology; Mathematics; Jazz; New Jersey Studies; Libraries

Top publications: ETDs; Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy (journal); Journal of Jazz Studies; Journal of Rutgers University Libraries; Electronic Journal of Boundary Elements

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 80

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

Internal partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty

External partners:

Publishing platform(s): Fedora; OJS

Digital preservation strategy: in-house; All issues of journals are given preservation-level archiving in our Fedora-based institutional repository in a dark archive.

Additional services: graphic design (print or web); outreach; training; cataloging; metadata; ISSN registry; DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers; dataset management; contract/license preparation; author copyright advisory; digitization; image services; hosting of supplemental content; audio/video streaming

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Add 1-2 new journal titles per year; Add datasets that are supplementary to journal articles deposited in our institutional repository; Two or more additional graduate schools will participate in our ETD publishing program in the coming year.
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